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Odisha: Man beheaded in alleged political rivalry; accused arrested

The wife of the deceased alleged before the police that her husband was killed due to a previous political rivalry with the accused person in the village.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2017 20:16 IST
The police nabbed the accused who was trying to escape with the severed head.
The police nabbed the accused who was trying to escape with the severed head.

In a gruesome incident, a 65-year-old man was beheaded at Mania nalh, near Olamba village under Ganjam district’s Badagada police station limit, about 65-km from here.

The incident took place on Sunday night.

Though the accused person was trying to escape with the severed head, the police nabbed him from Harabhangi canal road near Raipur on Monday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Pandav Nayak of Olamba and former head of the village committee, while the accused has been identified as Angada Nayak of the same village.

The accused hacked the deceased while he was returning to the village in the night, police said.

“We have recovered the beheaded body from the roadside near Mania nalh. The head was recovered from the accused person. These have been sent to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here for post-mortem,” said officer in charge, Badagada police station, Jibananand Das.

The wife of the deceased, Sabitri, alleged before the police that her husband was killed due to a previous political rivalry with the accused person in the village.

“We don’t see any political angle in the murder. Previous enmity might be the cause of the incident”, said Das.